Tomorrow: Fall Prevention Awareness Day

Take a look at these shocking statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: More than one in four older adults aged 65 and older will fall this year. Among older Americans, falls are the number one cause of injuries and death from injury. Annually there are represents 29 million falls, 3 million emergency…

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Preventing Falls: Part 2

Last time we talked about two types of fall risks—environmental and medical—and how to avoid environmental risks. Today we’ll talk about different medical risks and how to avoid them. Vision Problems It’s shockingly common for older adults to fall because they can’t see well enough. Seniors should get their vision checked annually, since deterioration can…

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Preventing Falls: Part 1

Falling becomes more common—and deadly—as we age. Reduced balance, weakness, and poor eyesight are all contributing factors to falls, and all are more prevalent among the elderly. When older people fall, they are more likely to break a bone than younger people, and recovery will also take longer. According to statistics, 1 in 5 falls…

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